Public Posting

Public posting is a strategy, often used in classroom settings, in which publicly displayed charts, pictures, or posters are used to increase appropriate academic or other classroom behaviors. Currently, these goals are achieved by placing emphasis on desirable and appropriate behaviors. Historically, however, public posting strategies were used to record inappropriate behavior (e.g., teachers writing the names of children who misbehaved on the blackboard). The success of public postings is based on the assumption that public display of appropriate instances of behavior either reinforces these behaviors or provides the opportunity for reinforcement by others.

Public postings may be displayed in a variety of formats, depending on the targeted behaviors. In addition, public postings may be used to address individual child behavior or group (i.e., ...

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